Name: Ryan Gallagher
High school: Altoona, class of 2011
College: Will attend Lock Haven University in the fall
I usually attend games with: My friends.
My favorite sport: Baseball
My all-time favorite local player to watch while growing up: Brady Gehret
My all-time favorite local coach: Lee Baranik
My favorite high school team: Altoona
My favorite college team: Duke
My favorite pro team: Boston Red Sox
The most famous sports person I have ever met: Cal Ripken Jr.
My most prized sports photograph/memorabilia: I have confetti from Super Bowl XLIII when the Steelers beat the Cardinals.
My sports claim to fame: I was a member of the Altoona indoor track and field teams that won the PIAA state championship for both indoor and outdoor titles.
If I were the czar of local sports, the one thing I would change would be: If an athlete is caught abusing illegal substances, he should not be allowed to compete in that sport again.
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